I’ve run ballistic comparisons with a Bond Arms Defender equipped a 2.5″ barrel against several other (what I thought would be) more formidable weapons. I’ve attached the results of the TKO summary. Having hunted big game (including a 1600 lb Bison I took with a single shot) I respect the TKO (Taylor Knock Out value) of my gun/round choice.
I was confident the Ruger GP100 357 Magnum with its 6″ barrel chambered with high performance Double Tap ammo would do well. What surprised me was the Bond Defender beat it … by a great deal.
The chart is a summary report of the best performance for each gun over several round choices. What is clear to me is that a Bond Arms Defender chambered with a Buffalo Bore (Standard Pressure) 45 Colt 255 grain round is a very effective combination.